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  • Gear Watch: Kaces Double Instrument Bags

    Gear Watch: Kaces Double Instrument Bags

    Kaces is introducing a new gig bag line for bassists and guitarists. Each bag holds two instruments, and features a 600D polyester exterior and overstuffed with 20mm foam padding. The two instrument compartments are separated by a 20mm padded divider. The bags include multiple front panel pockets for holding strings, tuners, picks, cables and other... »

  • Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet

    Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet

    Bass cab company Bergantino has just added a new enclosure to their AE series, the AE212. Weighing in at 55 pounds, the cab is an offshoot of the company’s AE112, but features 2- 12 inch neodymium woofers and a tweeter. It handles 600 watts rms, with a frequency response of 40Hz to 15kHz. Bergantino AE... »

  • Gear Watch: BOSS BR-800 Digital Recorder

    Gear Watch: BOSS BR-800 Digital Recorder

    BOSS has released the new BR-800 Digital Recorder, a portable multi-tracker device. The recorder includes touch-sensor switchers and SD-card recording media. Up to four tracks can be recorded or eight tracks played back simultaneously, with an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator. There’s an “EZ Recording” mode for beginners looking for guidance... »

  • Gear Watch: Team Awesome! Fuzzmachine Re-Released

    Gear Watch: Team Awesome! Fuzzmachine Re-Released

    Smallsound/Bigsound has released an updated version of their Team Awesome! Fuzzmachine bass fuzz pedal. The new stompbox includes added controls that allow for blending overdrive and fuzz, phase inversion, and higher gain levels. The input signal is split into two channels for clean and fuzz, both having their own volume controls. Also added is an... »

  • Gear Watch: Industrial Radio Standard Midi Bass 4

    Gear Watch: Industrial Radio Standard Midi Bass 4

    Industrial Radio has released the Standard Midi Bass 4, a hybrid bass guitar and MIDI controller that connects and controls synthesizer and sampler technology. The fret-sensing neck and multi-sensor approach to MIDI conversion is designed for both the studio and live environments. The bass is also a standard bass guitar, so bassists can enjoy real... »

  • Gear Watch: Manson’s John Paul Jones Signature Bass

    Gear Watch: Manson’s John Paul Jones Signature Bass

    Manson Guitar Shop has released the John Paul Jones E-Bass model, a replica of the bass Hugh Manson made for John in the early 90’s. The 4-string bass features a maple through-neck, figured maple top, aged cherry sunburst finish, ebony fingerboard, EMG pickups and active circuit, Hipshot D-tuner, Schaller machine heads and Badass bridge. The... »

  • Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape

    Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape

    Godlyke, Inc. has released a new pedal mounting tape, called Power-All Power-Grip. As opposed to most fasteners that use a “hook and loop” style, Power-Grip uses rows of small, mushroom-shaped stems that lock into one another. The mounting surface doesn’t collect debris and helps to give it a longer lifespan. The adhesive used to bond... »

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  • Gear Watch: Ibanez Introduces Three New Series of Basses

    Gear Watch: Ibanez Introduces Three New Series of Basses

    Ibanez introduced a number of new basses at Summer NAMM 2010, including new GSR, SR370 and SRT900 series. GSR Series All three of the GSR series basses are available as 4-string only, and come with a P/J pickup configuration. Two left-handed models are offered, including a short-scale version (28.6″). The new GSR series offers a... »

  • Gear Watch: Effectrode PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor Pedal

    Gear Watch: Effectrode PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor Pedal

    Effectrode is now shipping their new PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor pedal, which boasts a pure analog signal path. The pedal is built around a hand-selected photo-cell, polyester coupling capacitors, precision metal film resistors, and an NOS tube. NOS stands for “new old stock,” or tubes that were manufactured years ago, but were never used. The PC-2A... »

  • Gear Watch: Dunlop DVP1 Volume Pedal

    Dunlop has released the DVP1 Volume pedal, featuring a Steel Band Drive that greatly reduces friction for smooth volume swells. The pedal is built ergonomically, with a durable high friction tread to prevent slipping. Made of a lightweight aluminum, the pedal also features high-quality low-noise components to keep your signal path as clean as possible.... »